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Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
at columbus,, ohio. over the weekend i was talking with one of his senior advisors and i said "what do you have planned in these final days?" and he had a one-word answer and he said "praying." he laughed and said it with a smile but it reflected the underlying tension and uncertain any a race that could not be any closer. >> if you believe we can do better and if you believe america should be on a better course and if you're tired of being tired then i ask you to vote and work for real change. >> reporter: with the campaign in its final hours, romney's hitting four tossup states today after a weekend of crisscrossing the country as he tries to close out the race with the win. >> this is much more than our moment, it's america's moment of renewal and purpose and optimism and we've journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push is going to get us there. >> reporter: romney is still expressing confidence, but in ohio yesterday he acknowledged with a touch of humor the chance the president could win. >> if the president were to be
Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
the statehouse in columbus. you know, ohio started voting early, five weeks ago and 1,787,000 people took advantage of that opportunity, the highest number in the state's history. we noticed today as well that a lot of people are casting provisional ballots, they go to people whose address doesn't match their registration or who requested an absentee ballot from the state but never got around to sending it back in. those provisional ballots could provide a dilemma because they need to be validated and they are not counted until november 17 so a close race could keep us waiting around for several days after the election and that could provide a window of opportunity for lawyers who are descending on this state, scott, and may see this race go into the courts. >> pelley: and ohio could very well tip the balance for one candidate or the other tonight, dean. thank you very much. virginia, the birthplace of eight american presidents, has 13 electoral votes. the polls close in the commonwealth of virginia at the top of the hour and wyatt andrews is there tonight. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, this
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
that are now moving toward detroit. they'll be in columbus here in a few hours headed toward lex toon. most of this is -- lexington. most of this is moving north and not east n. is a slow moving front and that's why we have today still going to be dry. it's going to be tonight into the early morning hours tomorrow that we're dealing with the bulk of the rain showers. trying to get a sprinkle or two maybe up toward the blue ridge, southwestern virginia but here in town a mix of sun and clouds with more clouds as the day wears on. now i'm stopping the clock at midnight. you'll see the rain just starting come in toward the metro especially on the west side. it will be with us overnight into tomorrow morning. still could be moderate rain areas early on tuesday. so the morning commute if this is a little slow will be impacted. then this will be moving away from us by even lunch time. so we should see some clearing during the afternoon but a much colder air mass will be replacing what was spring like the last cup of days. 68 today, still mild. showers tonight into early tuesday. we're going to gi
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
, columbus and cincinnati. you'll be seeing it shortly in 'not already. -- shortly if not already. it's a slow march east so it won't be getting here till sometime tonight. probably after midnight for most of us. ath earlier out to the west. here's the futurecast. we're starting out with generally clear to partly cloudy skies. even through lunch time partly sunny here. maybe a sprinkle south and west this afternoon. but still looking at partly to mostly cloudy to finish the day. then the showers come tonight, especially after the midnight hour. so between 11:00 and let's say 7:00, 8:00 tomorrow morning, best chance we're going to see rain but by 7:00 a.m., look at this. i-81, shenandoah valley, you're starting to clear out. these showers are going to kick east by lunch time. so will most of the clouds especially west of d.c. we'll see increasing sunshine in the afternoon but the cooler weather in here tomorrow and kind of chilly, too. actually not just tomorrow but for the rest of the week. you'll need the jackets. today 68, increasing clouds, beautiful sky right now. tonight we're di
Nov 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
at a building that was begun before columbus ever sailed. >> safer: paris had grand boulevards, breathtaking parks, great universities, all the things young america didn't have. was there even an art museum in the united states? >> mccullough: no. no art museum in the united states, none. >> safer: so, in 1830, an artist named samuel morse came to study the treasures of the louvre. his painting of what he saw there is a masterwork. but morse had other talents as well. while in paris, he dreamed up the idea for the telegraph, as revolutionary in its day as the internet is in ours. >> mccullough: he developed not only the telegraphic system, but what we call the morse code, which was essential. >> safer: morse later met louis daguerre, the father of photography as we know it. daguerre showed him this picture, a paris street scene from 1836; the first photographic image of a human being, a man getting his boots polished. morse was astonished, and with daguerre's blessing, brought photography to america. >> mccullough: so one man, having spent time here, brought home not only a stunning work of
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
voters in ohio which could be the state that decides this election. gene reynolds is in columbus with that part of the story. dean, all eyes on ohio as we head to election day. good morning to you. >> reporter: absolutely. good morning. that's absolutely true. as of friday 1.6 million people have voted early in this state and they can do it again today if they want to. long lines at the polling places here over the weekend symbolize the popularity of early voting in ohio. where officials speculate 40% of the ballots me a wind up being cast before tomorrow. at ground level the pursuit of every last vote is intensecy figure as legions of volunteers comb neighborhoods on behalf of the president or mitt romney. jeff johnson is a republican foot soldier. >> there's work to be done but always work to be done. >> reporter: the time to do it is running out and that's why ohio state's mallory kimball was pounding the streets for president obama. the poll suggests the race here is close and legal challenges to the outcome are possible. and in the view of the director of cuyahoga county boa
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
state university in columbus. >> reporter: good morning, norah. the polls opened here about an hour ago and they will stay open across the state until about 7:30 eastern time tonight. but already, a 1,785,000 people have voted early in this state, a record for any election in ohio. in the race for president, it's tighter than tight. the last poll that came out was the university of cincinnati, which showed the president up by about a point over governor romney. that's why both candidates were here in ohio yesterday. it's why governor romney will be back in the cleveland area today. and it's why a legion of volunteers have been working and will continue to work into the evening tonight to get people to the polls. ohio secretary of state john huston, a republican says he is optimistic that we will know later tonight who won this race or by early in the morning who the victor is. he says he is confident that the race in ohio will not devolve into a battle of lawyers and involve losses. norah and charlie? >>> two former national party chairman are with us now, former republican governor hal
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
in ohio turned out to be bigger than ohio's 18 electoral votes. dean reynolds is in columbus to show us how he did it. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. well his percentage was down from four years ago but 50-48 last night was plenty to win the electoral votes of ohio, all 18 of them, and the seeds of barack obama's victory were really sown about four years ago during his first presidential run when he left in place many staffers, many field offices who really continued to work th state over the next four years, more than 130 field offices across the state. they've dwarfed his opponents footprint. mitt romney had only 39 offices and he shared many of them with the republican national committee. now the president's decision to bail out the auto industry paid big dividends for him. it was a very popular move in a state where one out of every eight jobs is connected to that industry, the fact that the state's jobless rate was at 7% below the national average was another plus for him, and finally, his courtship of the state. he visited 22 times during this year alone, mo
Nov 6, 2012 11:30pm EST
of the columbus dispatch obama wins with ohio. it was ohio that put the president over the top in the 270 electoral votes needed to win the whitehouse. and dean reynolds has been spending a lot of time in ohio for us covering that state because we knew it would very likely be the state to tip the balance and sure enough it was. dean. >> scott you know the thing that we noticed here when we got here, it seems like five, six weeks ago is the size of the obama footprint in this state. i mean it just dwarfs gone romney -- governor romney's efforts. there was 130 field offices and a lot of them have been here for four years. there were countless staffers, paid as well as volunteers versus about 40 offices for the governor. and he had to share those with the republican national committee regularly. i saw those ads that you folks were talking about earlier this evening, and they were devastating going right after governor romney's record at bain capital. i also kept hearing about the bailout from workers in ohio who were very high on that because one out of every eight jobs in ohio is connected
Nov 6, 2012 7:30pm EST
and stretched his energy policy. they're democrats, but he thinks he can pick up the votes. columbus, cleveland, those are high numbers for the president. it's too close to call there my campaign sources say. >> jan, thank you. the president has been working ohio just as hard. it is key to the president's election tonight if he is to be reelected tonight. if he can win ohio, he can effectively block the romney campaign and nancy cortis is covering the obama campaign. you spent time in ohio as well. >> reporter: i sure did, scott. it was a perfect example. we were out five days from election day. the president spends the entire day barn storming ohio, heads to the white house to sleep and comes right back out to ohio in the morning. to give you a sense of just how much he favored this one state, he held 101 campaign rallies across the country this campaign season. 26 of them, more than a quarter, were in one state, ohio and he wasn't just in the big cities. he went to suburbs and small towns. the main reason the obama campaign felt their chances were better in ohio than say virginia or florida
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